Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities

Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities

To provide quality short break activities for children and young people with a range of disabilities. All children attending the group activities will learn new skills.

Opportunity Id
DN125317
Title
Achieving For Children (AfC) Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities
Categories
55243000-5 – Children’s holiday-camp services
92000000-1 – Recreational, cultural and sporting services
Description
[Lot 1] Drama, Dance, Music and art Groups To provide quality short break activities for children and young people with a range of disabilities. All children attending the group activities will learn new skills, promote independence, self confidence and support the development of social skills and friendship building: • Drama: the children and young people will develop new social skills by learning how to act, direct, make scenery and lead discussions, make decisions. They will learn how to debate whilst keeping calm, learning to take turn, respect each other and be patient. • workshops, gain confidence, make friends and develop social skills • Dance: the children and young people will learn & develop new gross and fine motor skills, improve their health and wellbeing, self confidence and self awareness • Music and Art: the children and young people will learn new skills related to sensory awareness and sound, enjoy the holidays [LOT 2] To provide quality short break activities for children and young people with a range of disabilities. All children attending the group activities will learn new skills, promote independence, self confidence and support the development of social skills and friendship building: Activities to be provided for various groups for children and young people aged between 8 and 18 years. All groups will offer parents/carers a break from caring as per the duty that came into effect in 2011. There must be a choice of activities in the community and at a setting which is easily accessible for parent/carers to drop off their child either by car or public transport, and secure for children and young people with a range of disabilities. (The venue ideally should be located centrally in the borough e.g. in Twickenham, Teddington or Richmond). Staff providing the short break activities must be experienced working with children and young people with a range of disabilities and relevant training provided for staff when working with individual children/young people e.g. epilepsy, moving and handling, ASD The group must deliver activities of interest and stimulating day trips to children and young people to include: o Dance and music, o Sports such as cycling, swimming o A weekly youth group in the evening for young people aged between 14 and 18 years
Region(s) of supply
UNITED KINGDOM
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
children, disabled children, young people

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
28/05/2016
End date
28/02/2018

Contact details

Buyer
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Contact
Patrick Palmer
Telephone
020 8831 6417
Address
Civic Centre
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1 3BZ

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